Canyons is proudly Gay Owned and Operated since 2010 and have offered gay rafting since 2004. As a team, we advocate acceptance and equality in everything that we do and in ALL aspects of our business. As an equal opportunity employer, our staff represents a balance of gender, choice, youth, wisdom, intellect, and creativity.
Annually we offer an LGBTQ specific trip. In 2019 we bring to you ‘River Pride‘ on Idaho’s famous Middle Fork of the Salmon, August 22-27, 2019. In 2020 we bring to you ‘River Pride‘ on Idaho’s Hidden Gem, the Wilderness stretch of the Main Salmon, August 20-25, 2020. Both rivers offer a spectacular float through the largest designated wilderness in the lower 48 states. Enjoy geothermal hot springs, exhilarating whitewater, camping among Idaho’s stoic Ponderosa Pines, gourmet food and delicious wines, and Idaho’s own potato vodka’s. By day, choose to play in your own inflatable kayak, join a social paddle boat or relax while taking in the beauty and history on a guided oar raft. From camp, embark on scenic hikes, try your hand at deep pool trout fishing, play games, enjoy time around the campfire or indulge yourself in some solo time.
Traveling down the river for 6 or 12 days, the group becomes a tribal community that moves together day to day, making and breaking camp, sharing food, playing on the water, learning about each other and about the surroundings. It’s a truly unique way to spend time with yourself and other people, sharing space, appreciating the outdoors and embracing the calming effect of being completely unplugged.
With our ‘River Pride‘ theme, you can expect to find some new like-minded spirits in your fellow travelers of the greater LGBTQ community.
LGBTQ river adventures offer a unique opportunity to be present in nature with all of her wonders. To make stories with new and old friends alike. To explore the river, to be yourself in all of your glory and to smile and laugh with abandon. This trip gives you the freedom to let go of inhibitions and boundaries, knowing that there is no passing of judgment, only sharing of acceptance!
Come, join our family! We can’t wait to meet you!